How To Dress Up A Casual Look

How To Dress Up A Casual Look | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Let me tell you something about myself that might make some of you go “ewwww”: I only wash my hair three times a week. Why? Your body’s natural oils are good for your hair, and also I’m very lazy and I don’t like to style my hair every single day. I kid you not, if I don’t style my hair after I wash it, it’s not getting styled for a few days #LazyGirlProbs. Anyway, on those days, I usually toss it up in a ponytail or messy bun and go about my day.

Problem: I am not a huge fan of ponytails. I mentioned in a previous post that my head is kinda big and I feel like it’s more noticeable when all my hair is pulled back. Also, I don’t have long and luxurious hair, so I don’t get that voluminous ponytail that you see in the shampoo commercials. If my hair is in a ponytail, I need to compensate with clothing. I usually try to dress up or use accessories to vamp up my look a bit!

Since this outfit is relatively casual, I dressed it up with a pair of black stilettos, a choker, and a pair of statement-making sunglasses. This outfit says: “Yeah, I might be wearing a ponytail, but I look fierce.”

Today I’m sharing a list of 5 items that I use to dress up casual outfits on a daily basis!

How To Dress Up A Casual Look | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

1. Statement Necklace

A cute necklace can do wonders for a casual look! I always wear a necklace because I believe it’s the perfect finishing touch!

How To Dress Up A Casual Look | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

2. Sunglasses

They don’t have to be quite as wild as these, but start a collection of sunglasses. Let your eyewear be the talk of the town!

How To Dress Up A Casual Look | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

3. Stellar shoes

Who says casual outfits need boring shoes? Not me! Dress up a t-shirt and jeans with a pair of stilettos (or another sensible yet rad option), and hit the town!

How To Dress Up A Casual Look | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

4. Bracelet/ring stacks

I’m not typically one for bracelets, but I do love a good ring! They are the perfect little statement to add to an otherwise toned-down outfit.

How To Dress Up A Casual Look | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

5. Lipstick

Of course, how could I forget my favorite beauty trend? Lipstick. A dark red or a bold color can add some serious personality to whatever look you have. Bless lipstick.

How To Dress Up A Casual Look | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Top Mossimo // Jeans Forever 21 // Stilettos Mossimo

Sunglasses Versona // Choker via Target // Bag Betsey Johnson

How do you dress up a casual outfit? Let me know in the comments!

26 Comment

  1. I like to let my hair go a few days between washes, it really helps having the natural oils!

  2. Love those heels, girl! So cute.

    1. Thank you Jenny!

  3. I don’t really love my hair in a ponytail either #bigheadproblems, lately I’ve been experimenting with extensions for a fancy voluminous pony for special occasions but it’s too much work for me for day to day. Haha, I’m so lazy with my hair!

    1. Haha same girl same!

  4. Those sunnies are so stinkin cute! I love those heels too!

    1. Thanks Silvia!

  5. Those sunglasses are way too cool! They look fabulous on you.

    1. Thank you Katie!

  6. I only wash my hair twice a week! No judgement! Also I’m obsessed with these sunnies!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    1. Haha thanks Greta!

  7. Those glasses are too fun! Great tips.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

    1. Thank you Alix!

  8. Those sunnies are so cute! I’ve never seen anything like them!

    1. I loved how unique they were!

  9. Wow, those sunglasses are insanely statement haha love how you rocked them!!

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  10. Yeah I’m totally with you on heels. Shoes make or break an outfit!

    1. Totally agree!

  11. The detail on those sunnies is super fun!

    1. Aren’t they so cute?!

  12. Those sunglasses are so cute and fun! And don’t worry about your hair – I only wash mine a few times a week, and it definitely looks rough when it’s time for a wash haha. Dry shampoo is a life saver!

    1. Haha so true! Thanks Cameron!

  13. Sunnies are always my go-to accessory to top off an outfit 🙂

    xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

    1. Same girl same!

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